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New Metronomy album on the way, but no touring

By | Published on Friday 13 May 2016


Metronomy have announced that they will release a new album on 1 Jul. It’s called ‘Summer 08’ and it’s got Mixmaster Mike and Robyn on it.

The album is an attempt to get back to the simplicity of Joe Mount’s breakthrough album with the project, ‘Nights Out’, which was released at the end of the summer of 2008. “I had those other albums – and how I wanted to record in bigger studios – out of my system”, he explains. “I wanted to make another record with the naivety of ‘Nights Out’: ten tracks, straight up, upbeat. Write another banger, then another, and don’t really think about it”.

The first track from it, ‘Old Skool’, doesn’t sound massively upbeat lyrically though: “I was living in East London in 2008 and felt like all this stuff was happening in the West End. It’s nonsense really, but I felt it was this privileged end of town, all the musicians there had wealthy parents and were living in Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. So that song’s about being totally idiotic and just jealous”.

You can listen to it here, but don’t get too excited about seeing it performed live. “I want to have a break from touring but I don’t want a break from putting out music”, he says.